The Night that Changed My Life
November 10, 2015 10:38am CST
Maybe that title is a bit over-dramatic, but what happened to me on that fateful night of October 20 was really a life-changing experience. I was coming home late, driving along my usual route, when my car got abruptly stopped by something and with such impact that my face dove onto my steering wheel. For a split second I thought I couldn't see. When my eyesight returned, I still didn't know what happened. Engine breakdown? But why did my nose hurt? Then I realized I hit something. I crashed. I knew it wasn't a person because it stopped my car. The next thing I checked was if there was blood in my face and if I could still feel my legs. I was still in one piece. I still couldn't see what I jammed the car into until the bystanders approached me and pointed at the concrete barrier casually strewn across the street. The place was dark and the barrier was not reflectorized so I did not see it. I knew there were barriers there because I take that damned road every day. It turned out that that piece was dragged there by a truck that hit it the other night. And nobody moved it until it victimized another motorist, and that was me. After three hours of waiting for rescue and getting a police report, I finally got home to my kids. I was still in some state of shock that I couldn't drive. I should have gone straight to the hospital to check if I had a fracture on my face, but I was just too exhausted I wanted to sleep already. The following day I went to a doctor. The good news was my nose was fine. No fracture. But I was given medication for the pain. The bad news was the doctor discovered I have hyperthyroidism and forced me to take a series of tests. So my visit to the doctor did not end that day. How the incident changed the life? I'm sorry but I will have to continue this later. I'm not into writing series but for this one, I will have to. Because I can't do justice to my story if I cram everything into one post. And also because I need to rest for now.
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Nov 15
O, man! This reminds me when I was driving on a very icy road during winter in Kelowna, BC. My car spun 3 times on the middle of the road . . I thought I would crash and die! When it stopped spinning, I just made the sign of the cross and thanked God for saving my life. Good thing no other cars on the road. Whew!
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Nov 15
oh lord have mercy on you I'm glad to hear you weren't hurt or killed that could be a VERY frightful thing to anyone thank god your alright god was looking out for you there hope everything turns out good at the doc's office for you god bless. & I'd get a hold of who ever is responsible for the barrier & sue them for NOT moving it.
11 Nov 15
Oh it's a good thing nothing serious happened to you ! I must say you are so courageous to have done all that by yourself . And do you agree that it was a blessing in disguise because you got to have a check-up and discovered you have hyperthyroidism ?